QS I∙GAUGE turned 1-year old in March 2019 and we left no stones unturned to celebrate this milestone with our precious partners, advisors and supporters. To mark this momentous occasion, Nunzio Quacquarelli, Founder and CEO, QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, graced the celebrations with his presence. He gave a detailed presentation on QS I∙GAUGE’s plan, vision and mission for India. He also shed light on our various achievements in 2018 and what laid the foundation for what we plan to achieve in financial year 2019-20. As per expectations, we had a full house which witnessed active participation from Vice Chancellors and Directors of institutions from across the length and breadth of the country. We also took this opportunity to award certificates to 17 institutions that have recently completed the QS I∙GAUGE audit process. This list includes 7 institutions that are a part of our Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, termed RISE - Rating of Institutions for Sate Excellence. Representing Andhra Pradesh, Dr Varadarajan, Secretary, AP State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) received the certificate from Mr Nunzio on behalf of the seven esteemed institutions in the presence of our advisory board members, Prof K R S Murthy, Former director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and Mr S V Ranganath, IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka. The PPP initiative will soon be rolled out in other states.
Here is the list of all the institutions that received the certificates:
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (Diamond), Sri Venkateswara University (Diamond), Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology (Diamond), Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (Gold), Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (Gold), REVA University (Gold), Sri Jagadguru Chandrashekaranatha Swamiji Institute of Technology (SJCIT) (Gold), Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVCE) (Gold), Vel Tech High Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College (Gold), Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College (Gold) and seven institutions which are a part of the AP RISE Program.